Murph: Why Kansas?

JUCO wide receiver Brian Murph on his recent decision to attend Kansas.<br>

The Jayhawks continue to add impact players to their 2005 recruiting class from both the high school and junior college ranks.  JUCO standout wide receiver Brian Murph told Mark Mangino on Monday night of his intentions to play in Lawrence next fall.

The 6'2" 195 pound Butler Community College product plans on signing his letter of intent on Wednesday, after a stellar sophomore campaign that landed him on the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference First Team.

Murph shares what persuaded him to pick KU.

"I like the fact the program is on the rise, and I get along well with all of the coaches and players," said Murph.

Murph whose originally from Howardville, Missouri felt good about Kansas before meeting his future teammates and coaches, but after the chance to sit down with members of the program the decision was much easier.

"They all seemed real cool when I came in which was icing on the cake," said Murph.

Butler made it all the way to the National Championship game for the second straight year, but Pearl River Community College took the title back to Mississippi after a 35 to 14 victory a couple of weeks ago.

Murph was a part of the 2003 squad as well, which won its final game and captured the NJCAA crown.  He finished his final campaign at Butler with big play receiver numbers that included 20 catches for 396 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Murph selected Kansas over Memphis, Toledo, Troy State, and Middle Tennessee State.


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